General: Supervisory Board member Prof. Dr. Edgar Ernst is a member of the Advisory Committee of DSW, the local partner of ECGS. This report has been prepared using standard ECGS guidelines.
Item 4: We recommend to oppose the discharge of the Supervisory Board due to the granting of a significant severance payment to the former CFO Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten, who left the Management Board at his own request, as we do not consider him being eligible to a severance payment and the payment as such as well as its volume as inappropriate.
Item 5: KPMG, Berlin, is proposed as auditor for the current financial year. We have no concerns over the ratio of non-audit/audit fees. However, we note that KPMG has audited the Company since the financial year 2005 which exceeds our maximum acceptable term of office. We therefore recommend opposing the re-election of KPMG as auditor.
Vonovia is a residential real estate company based in Germany. Co. maintains 357,117 residential units and a portfolio worth approximately Euro24.1 billion in cities and regions throughout Germany. Co. manages residential units, garages and parking spaces as well as commercial units. Co. focuses on customer orientation and tenant satisfaction, offering tenants affordable, attractive and livable homes, as well as offering additional real estate-related services. Co.'s residential units are located in contiguous settlements at approximately 770 locations in Germany.
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A director at Vonovia SE bought 5,500 shares at 58.526EUR and the significance rating of the trade was 84/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board me...
ECGS notes that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the AGM will be held as an electronic meeting only. Consequently, it will not be possible to attend the AGM in person. In general, Prosus is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organization and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEM 2 an advisory vote on the Company’s executive remuneration report is requested. ECGS notes that the total variable salary granted in the year under review, corresponding to 1062% of annual base salary, exceeds the maximum threshold under its guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOS...
The general meeting is convened to approve a sale of Direct Energy, Centricans North American energy supply, services and trading business, to NRG Energy for $3.625 billion in cash (equivalent to approximately £2.85 billion) on a debt free, cash free basis. We agree that the proposed cash offer is reasonable considering the current market circumstances and the group’s needs in urgent action in light of the Covid-19 impact on earnings and unbearable indebtedness. The disposal of Direct Energy will simplify the group’s structure and will allow focusing on a new strategy enabling the transition t...
Le rapport spécial des commissaires aux comptes ne comporte aucune convention, ni nouvelle, ni ancienne. L'absence de conventions au rapport spécial est, sauf opéra on non signalée aux commissaires aux comptes, le signe d'une bonne autonomie du projet de l'entreprise et d'une meilleure intégrité économique du groupe, surtout pour un groupe familial (résolution 4). Proxinvest estime que le taux d'indépendance du Conseil est très insuﬃsant (23%). Notons toutefois qu'André Delion, membre libre de conﬂits d'intérêts potentiels, assure désormais la présidence du Conseil depuis le 22 août 2019.Quan...
General: The AGM is to be held in the form of a virtual AGM in accordance with the German Law to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The physical presence of shareholders or their authorised proxies is not possible. The voting rights may therefore be exercised solely by postal vote or by granting authority to the proxies designated by the Company. Item 2: In view of the recent events relating to COVID-19, ECGS is in favour of postponing decisions on the dividend, reductions or suspensions that would allow companies to avoid liquidity risks or not generate risk for their surviv...
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